94 1500i am fm antenna


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94 1500i am fm antenna

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Looking for an am fm antenna.
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Check ebay. I find most parts there for reasonable prices.
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That's why I've posted on here. This is my last resort. No one has them.
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Cyclemax sells a variety of OEM and aftermarket CB Radio antennas, the difference between the CB antenna and the AM/FM is the center Loading Coil on the CB antenna, which makes the antenna electrically much "Longer" in RF terms than it actually is.

So you could mount a CB Radio antenna and Bypass the center loading coil with a piece of wire and use it for the AM/FM radio, should work nicely if the coil is bypassed. The idea is to "Short out" the coil.

Getting a good bypass on the coil might be a challenge, can't solder to stainless steel rods. But brighting up the stainless with a piece of steel wool where you attach the bypass wire, a couple tiny zip ties to hold the bypass wire to the stainless rod, and a small blob of JB weld on the zip ties to seal things in place and you've converted a CB antenna to AM/FM.
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Check with Sierra Electronics. The used to carry them. Not sure about now.
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In that case, I could just use a wire coat hangar. :lol: Thanks. I will wait or not have one at all. I rarely listen to music on my short rides anyway.
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Tim 1956 wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:05 am In that case, I could just use a wire coat hangar. :lol: Thanks. I will wait or not have one at all. I rarely listen to music on my short rides anyway.
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There are two pages of antennas, bases and whips on Ebay. I used gl1500 Antenna as the search words.
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you could have given me the link. :D Been through ebay and amazon and every place else and of course using 94 honda goldwing 1500i am fm antenna. Not cb. Partzilla finally just got them back in but with shipping and taxes and all it is around $75.00. I had the bottom flat part of the antenna redone and drilled and now shortened the spring and the slide. Got it back together but it will not fold over all the way which is no big deal putting on my cover around it. It will do. I've even tried the goldwing junk yards. Thanks. :)
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It is simple enough. Go to eBay as you normally would, enter GL1500 antenna in the search window.

Here is a link: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... a&_sacat=0
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Yes, that was exactly all that I found too. Thanks so much for the link. Apparently it's impossible just to get the swivel whip am fm antenna. The things I could do with a vice. :D
Thanks again Mike. :-)
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It's odd that you can buy the base alone, but not the whip. Still for less than $30 for the whole thing, why not just buy that?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/392266357114
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Because it says it is for an 1800. :D I don't know if the top whip would interchange with my 1500 bottom base. I have seen this before but never looked at the smaller pictures. I will have to try and ask the seller. Thanks Rambozo. :D
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So Tim,

What exactly is it you are needing?
Is it this: https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda ... 20Products

I am pretty sure that the antenna element is the same between the GL1500 and GL1800, even if the part numbers are different.
And, those on Ebay will most likely fit fine.
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That one looks reverse for the base screw on. Mine is female threads and that shows a male post. I will just have to cut more of my slide in place with a grinder cutter disc and hopefully I don't mess it up. I shortened it about 1 inch when I ground the new flat end to fit into the swivel grove and then drilled it for the swivel pin. Having the right tools makes all the difference. Thanks so much Mike. :)
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dingdong wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:58 am Check with Sierra Electronics. The used to carry them. Not sure about now.
Yes, sierra electronics had it. I just have to unscrew the base threads that is in the top and thread theirs in. Just opposite for installing threading.
Thanks so much.
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Glad to help. Just wasn't sure.
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Had a few great ideas out there, but none would match up like this one did and it is simple to do. Thanks again.
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